Roof Covering Inspection, Repair & Maintenance
Maintaining Your Home Series
Roof coverings are important to homes for obvious reasons. It is vitally important that the roof covering of your home be routinely inspected. Water penetration from damaged roof covering materials or improperly installed roof coverings can lead to water damaged walls, ceilings, floors, and personal belongings. Defects in roof coverings may also result in issues with insurability when buying or selling a home.
During a home inspection, we are checking for any moisture penetration from defects in the roof covering including roof deck penetrations and flashings. Water damaged soffits, eaves, gables or decking are good indications that the roof is not performing as intended. When water damage is suspected, we use moisture meters or thermal imaging cameras to verify any suspicions.
Visit our website for a list of Common Roof Covering Defects that should be repaired.
Roof coverings should be inspected or repaired by certified, licensed professionals. Homeowners should inspect their roof coverings from the ground or with a camera with zoom lens for reasons of safety. Homeowners should visually inspect their roof covering monthly and immediately after any severe weather events.